Need to curb the Tendencies to Criticize Others
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.74.35 - Need to curb the Tendencies to Criticize Others (download mp3)
by Sridama Sakha Prabhu ISKCON Chowpatty
svaira-varti gunair hinah
saparyam katham arhati
How does one who follows no principles of the social and spiritual orders or of family ethics, who has been excluded from all religious duties, who behaves whimsically, and who has no good qualities — how does such a person deserve to be worshiped?
Srila Prabhupada comments: “Actually, Krsna does not belong to any caste, nor does He have to perform any occupational duty. It is stated in the Vedas that the Supreme Lord has nothing to do as His prescribed duty. Whatever has to be done on His behalf is executed by His different energies.… Sisupala indirectly praised Krsna by saying that He is not within the jurisdiction of Vedic injunction. This is true because He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. That He has no qualities means that Krsna has no material qualities, and because He is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, He acts independently, not caring for conventions or social or religious principles.”